Saturday 6 August 2011

Listen to Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin was both the first best-selling novel in the US, and the book that made the Civil War inevitable. I recently found an excellent public domain recording of it, and can report that despite its reputation as a classic, it's a surprisingly good book, one that every every high school age kid in the US can and should read.

For those of us whose high school education was lacking, and have more spare time in the car than spare time with the Kindle, I unreservedly recommend this recording by John Greenman which you can download and put on your iPod or burn to CD. It is at least as good as many I've paid for at Audible:

Wednesday 3 August 2011

What does the Tea Party Want?

The Tea Party doesn't care about the costs of what they want.  As far as I can tell, belief in arithmetic is a sign of submission to the Devil, like belief in Evolution, or belief that half of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were slave owners.